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Title: X-Ray Emission Cross Sections following Charge Exchange by Multiply-Charged Ions of Astrophysical Interest

Abstract

The CTMC method is used to calculate emission cross sections following charge exchange processes involving highly charged ions of astrophysical interest and typical cometary targets. Comparison is made to experimental data obtained on the EBIT-I machine at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL for O{sup 8+} projectiles impinging on different targets at a collision energy of 10 eV/amu. The theoretical cross sections are used together with ion abundances measured by the Advanced Composition Explorer to reproduce cometary spectra. Discrepancies due to different estimated delays of solar wind events between the comet and the Earth-orbiting satellite are discussed.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
908097
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JRNL-229081
TRN: US0703615
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 58, N/A, November 30, 2006, pp. 165; Journal Volume: 58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; CHARGE EXCHANGE; COMETS; CROSS SECTIONS; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; PROJECTILES; SATELLITES; SOLAR WIND; SPECTRA; TARGETS; X-RAY EMISSION ANALYSIS

Citation Formats

Otranto, S, Olson, R E, and Beiersdorfer, P. X-Ray Emission Cross Sections following Charge Exchange by Multiply-Charged Ions of Astrophysical Interest. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/58/1/032.
Otranto, S, Olson, R E, & Beiersdorfer, P. X-Ray Emission Cross Sections following Charge Exchange by Multiply-Charged Ions of Astrophysical Interest. United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/58/1/032.
Otranto, S, Olson, R E, and Beiersdorfer, P. Mon . "X-Ray Emission Cross Sections following Charge Exchange by Multiply-Charged Ions of Astrophysical Interest". United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/58/1/032. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/908097.
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